What does impeachment mean? how it work in US Constitution.


What does impeachment mean and How it works in the US Constitution?

Impeachment in the United States is the process by which a legislature (usually in the form of the lower house) brings charges against a civil officer of government for crimes alleged to have been committed, analogous to the bringing of an indictment by a grand jury.

Impeachment may occur at the federal level or the state level. The federal House of Representatives can impeach federal officials, including the president or vice-president, with a simple majority of the House members present or such other criteria as the House adopts in accordance with Article One, Section 2, Clause 5 of the United States Constitution. Most state legislatures can impeach state officials, including the governor, in accordance with their respective state constitution.

Impeachment Definition:

The act of making a formal statement that a public official might be guilty of a serious offense in connection with his or her job, especially in the US:

  • The federal judge faces impeachment.
  • The investigation expanded and ultimately led to impeachment.
  • Ohio lawmakers presided over several impeachments during the state’s infancy.

Donald Trump impeachment Update:

President Donald Trump has been impeached by the House days before leaving office, becoming the first American president to be impeached twice.
The previous three impeachments – those of Presidents Andrew Johnson, Bill Clinton, and Trump – took months before a final vote, including investigations in the House and hearings. This time it only took a week after Trump encouraged a crowd of his supporters who attacked the US Capitol.


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